ICC QUALITY STANDARD

RBD COCONUT OIL

1.

Scope

 

This Standard applies for Refined, Bleached and Deodorized (RBD) Coconut Oil.

2.

References

 

·        IS (Indian Standard) 542:1968

·        PNS (Philippine National Standard)/BAFPS

·        MS (Malaysian Standard) 239:1987

·        TIS (Thailand Coconut Industrial Standard) 203-1

3.

Definition

 

RBD stands for refined, bleached and deodorized coconut oil obtained from crude coconut oil which has been refined by neutralization with alkali, bleached with bleaching earth or activated car-bon or both and deodorized with steam; no other chemical agents being used.

4.

Essential Composition and Quality Factors of Crude Coconut Oil

 

Parameter

Specification

 

 

Moisture & Impurities (%)

Max 0.1

 

 

Free Fatty Acid (%)

Max 0.1

 

 

Color

Max 1R

 

 

Iodine Value (Wijs)

7.5 – 10.5

 

 

Saponification Value (mg KOH/g oil sample)

250 – 264

 

 

Acid

0.56

 

 

Odor

Odorless

 

5.

Hygiene

 

It is recommended that the product covered by the provisions of this standard shall be in accor-dance with the appropriate sections of the General Principles of Food Hygiene recommended by the CODEX Alimentarius Commission (CAC/RCP 1-1969, Rev. 4-2003).

6.

Labelling and Packaging

 

It is recommended that the process of labelling and packaging of the product covered by the pro-visions of this standard shall be in accordance with the appropriate sections of the General Stan-dard for the Labelling of Pre-packaged Foods (CODEX STAN 1 – 1985, Rev. 6 - 2008)..